• Dan Levitt: Rhinestone Cowboy shines spotlight on Alzheimer’s disease. | The Province

    Global Ageing Network Board Member and gerontologist, Dan Levitt, reflects on the legacy of country music legend, Glenn Campbell.  Campbell will not only be remembered for his musical brilliance, but also for the powerful way he chose to live and share his journey with Alzheimer’s Disease. Glen Campbell will be remembered for how he made music history […]

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  • A View of the Future

    By Katie Smith Sloan The future of aged care and supports revolves around two critical themes: person-centered choice and care, on the one hand, and technology on the other. Person-centered is a 180 degree departure from a paternalistic mind-set centered around the notion that “the professionals know best.” No doubt, the professionals–clinicians, administrators, social workers, etc.–know […]

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  • Designing the Future: The Evolution of Design for Older People in the UK

    By David Hughes, Chief Executive, Pozzoni Architecture ltd, Altrincham, Cheshire, U.K. & Tracy Paine, Operations Director, Belong, Nantwich, Cheshire, U.K (Guest Post) The Belong Villages have an established reputation for innovation; both in the quality of the design of the villages and the quality of care provided. Evolving over more than a ten-year period, Belong […]

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  • Sodexo’s Dignicare Enhances Dining Experience for Seniors with Dementia

    By Aline Le Clef, Sodexo Belgium (Guest Post) Sodexo’s “Dignicare” meal program focuses exclusively on seniors with dementia. Because residents with dementia, just like other groups in need of care, require a customized approach to improve the dining experience and the meal experience. To support the program in a scientific and practical oriented way, we […]

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  • Geratec Explores New Training Approach for Dementia Care in South Africa

    By Shannon Davis, Global Ageing Network Geratec, an organization providing operational and support services to aged care providers throughout South Africa, has been exploring a new training model for dementia care. The training was launched in South Africa to help caregivers better relate to and connect with people living with dementia in care homes. It incorporates a host […]

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  • Join Us in Our Fight Against Elder Abuse

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, 2017. The theme of this year’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is “Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue”. While the  topic of elder abuse has started to gain visibility, it remains one of the least reported, investigated, and nationally addressed forms of […]

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  • Language Guidelines Seek to Change Attitudes about Dementia

    According the World Health Organization (WHO), there is estimated to be 47 million people living with the dementia this year alone. This number is expected to double in 20 years. In many countries, the symptoms associated with cognitive decline are stigmatized, perpetuating a lack of awareness and leaving individuals and caregivers affected by the condition with […]

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  • ‘Good to Great’ – A Model for Improving Workforce Effectiveness

    By Katie Callaghan,The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus (Guest Post) The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus, headquartered in Sydney, Australia, embarked on a project to improve its workforce effectiveness.  The executive team recognized the need for change and improvement, despite strong performance across the organisation.  While there was excellent overall financial performance, high levels of […]

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  • Success Through Intergenerational Management

    By Prof. Dr. Wilfried Schlüter, WHZ University of Applied Sciences (Sachsen, Germany) and Prof. Dr. Katharina Oleksiw, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Kärnten, Austria ) Making the best possible use of the existing workforce’s potential is key as we address challenges related to recruitment and retention. Giving due consideration to the specific skills and competencies of the different […]

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  • Ibasho: An Intergenerational Approach to Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

    Above photo: Ibasho storytelling activity in Ofunato, Japan By Taryn Patterson In many societies, an ageing population is often seen as a burden, and older people are treated as liabilities – a vulnerable population in need of care and support – especially in the wake of a disaster. Such a narrow interpretation of ageing, however, overlooks […]

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